Definition of lyophilize in English:

lyophilize

Line breaks: ly¦oph¦il|ize
Pronunciation: /lʌɪˈɒfɪlʌɪz
 
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(also lyophilise)

verb

[with object] technical
  • Freeze-dry (a substance): the resulting precipitate was dissolved in benzene and lyophilized to give a powder
    More example sentences
    • Cell wall material was then lyophilized and weighed.
    • Samples conserved in liquid nitrogen are lyophilized prior to analysis.
    • A recent approach to reduce the interlaboratory variation has been to prepare a calibration curve using calibrated lyophilized plasmas.

Derivatives

lyophilization

noun
More example sentences
  • After fractionation with ammonium sulphate the sample was dialysed against ammonium bicarbonate buffer for desalting and lyophilization.
  • Peptide samples to be used in FTIR spectroscopic experiments were converted to the hydrochloride salt by two cycles of lyophilization from 10 mM hydrochloric acid.
  • More than 99% of ammonium was removed by lyophilization, making it possible to use conductivity to estimate total nonvolatile ionic concentrations and facilitating analysis of urea.

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